Thursday, 9 February 2012
WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE news plus some new GoT pics
The World of Ice and Fire, a companion book to the Song of Ice and Fire novels, will have its release date announced in the near future. The companion volume, co-written by Martin and the admins of the Westeros.org website, will feature new artwork and never-before-seen maps, as well as a wealth of new background information.
Note: information changed at the request of the publisher.
Meanwhile, HBO have released a plethora of new publicity images for Season 2 of Game of Thrones. These can be seen on the Winter is Coming website here.
There's also a nice new map of Westeros and Essos doing the rounds. This map is the version that can be seen on the new enhanced and annotated ebook version of A Game of Thrones.
This map is notable as the first official map which shows all of Westeros combined with the map of the Free Cities region seen in A Dance with Dragons (rather than fan attempts to do the same). Intriguingly, a 'world map' showcasing even more of Essos (including, I'd imagine, at least Slaver's Bay if not Qarth and even Asshai) will - apparently - appear in The World of Ice and Fire.
Meanwhile, for those who want to dine out in the Seven Kingdoms (warning: food hygiene standards in Westeros may fall short of the ideal), this book is coming soon: